Your baby’s birthday is one of the most important days of your life, and you want
it to be perfect.
That is why the UF Health Birth Center has listened to midwives and mothers-to-be
and created a unique center offering a comfortable, calming, home-like environment
where mothers can give birth in a soothing setting with their loved ones and family
Birth centers have a different philosophy on childbirth: it is viewed as a natural
part of life and not as a sickness or illness.
While the center may not be for all expectant mothers, it fills a deep void here
in Northeast Florida, empowering moms-to-be with more control over their birth experience.
The center, tucked away inside the UF Health North medical complex, features birth
suites with the look and feel of a modern, comfortable home. Adjoined to the suite
is a heated spa tub where mom can relax, labor and give birth if she chooses. There
is also a cozy family area where family and friends are encouraged to come and share
the birth experience.
Birth Center Director Cynthia Williams, ARNP, CNM, is a
long-time member of the Jacksonville midwifery community and of the UF Health Obstetrics
and Gynecology department. She and her team of licensed midwives and UF certified
nurse midwives are accepting applications for deliveries.
For more information, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904-427-6378.
“This is something a lot of women want, and we want to provide it for them, but
we want to do it in the safest way possible. Cindy Williams is probably the best
person in the country for this position because she’s a licensed midwife, she used
to be a labor and delivery nurse, and she was the nurse manager of our research
– Guy Benrubi, MD, FACOG,
UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville senior associate dean for faculty affairs
and chair of obstetrics and